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CANADIAN BRASS: SUN, MARCH 14, 2PM

February 23, 2004
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
WELCOMES
the CANADIAN BRASS
Sunday, March 14, 2004, 2:00 p.m.


Fairfax, Virginia, February 13, 2004—The five virtuosi of the Canadian Brass have made the brass quintet an exciting vehicle for serious concert music. Their always sold-out performances at George Mason University are a highly anticipated element in the Great Performances at Mason performing arts series. The quintet— which celebrated its 30th season in 2000-01— Josef BurgstallerStuart Laughton, trumpet; Jeff Nelsen, French horn; Eugene Watts, trombone; and Charles Daellenbach, tuba, makes its annual stop in Fairfax on March 14, 2004 at 8PM with a concert that spans masterworks and genres from Handel to Glenn Miller. An artistic discussion begins 45-minutes prior to the curtain on the hall’s Grand Tier.

The Canadian Brass developed a unique character and rapport with audiences that proved so successful, they’ve mastered a wide range of concert presentations – formal classical programs to music accompanied by lively dialogue and theatrical effects. And, their meticulously crafted transcriptions create new musical traditions in brass performance.

All of the members of The Canadian Brass are keenly interested in training the next generation of players. During their touring around the world, performing on gold-plated Yamaha instruments, they often pause for master classes. They are brass quintet-in-residence at the University of Toronto and chamber quintet-in-residence at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California. They have been invited by the Canadian Government to play for visiting heads of states on numerous official occasions.

Program
Sunday, March 14, 2:00 p.m.



Toccata
GIROLAMO FRESCOBALDI
arr. Fred Mills

Suite from Water Music
GEORG FRIDERIC HANDEL
Allegro
Air
Hornpipe
Allegro maestoso
arr. Mills

Canzona No.5
GIOVANNI GABRIELI
arr. Mils

Rondo
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
arr. Mills

Concerto in G Major for Piccolo Trumpet
BACH-VIVALDI
arr. Mills

A celebration of Luther Henderson arr. Luther Henderson

I N T E R M I S S I O N

Glenn Miller Songbook
arr. Christopher Dedrick
Moonlight Serenade - String of Pearls - Danny Boy - American Patrol - At Last -
In the Mood


Quintet
MICHAEL KAMEN

Highlights from Carmen
GEORGES BIZET
arr. Mills
Overture
Habañera
Interlude
Seguidilla
Toreadors' Song

Program subject to change without notice.

Tickets for the CANADIAN BRASS, Sunday, March 14, 2004, 2:00PM, are $44, $36, $22. Family friendly! Children 12 and under, half price. Charge by phone at 703-218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com. The Center for the Arts complex is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the deck adjacent to the mainstage Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university lot K. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT MASON is a program of George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. The College of Visual and Performing Arts exists to create an academic environment in which the arts may be considered both as individual disciplines and as interdisciplinary forms that strengthen each other. Believing that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the College draws on a variety of professional presenting and producing units where artists from across the country and around the world regularly perform, give master classes, work with students during extended residencies, and interact with the community in a variety of other ways. These programs at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, TheaterSpace, Galleries, Harris Theater, and other venues, provide a diverse selection of challenging and entertaining cultural experiences for the University community, as well as Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C. area. The College houses four academic departments: Art and Visual Technology, Dance, Music and Theater.